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Hephaistosite & Cotunnite

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Hephaistosite & Cotunnite

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Description
Locality: 
La Fossa Crater, Vulcano Island, Messina Province, Sicily, Italy
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
1.5 × 1.5 × 1 cm
Description

A multitude of pale-yellow crystals of very rare hephaistosite, are scattered on the matrix. The sample comes from its outstanding, type locality, on the sample there are also nice cotunnite sharp crystals. The sample was analyzed by one of the authors.

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Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Hephaistosite

Formula: 
TlPb2Cl5
Strunz: 
3.AA.60
Hardness: 
0.0
Type Locality: 
La Fossa crater, Vulcano Island, Lipari, Eolie Islands (Aeolian Islands), Messina Province, Sicily, Italy

Cotunnite

Formula: 
PbCl2
Strunz: 
3.DC.85
Hardness: 
1.5 - 2.0
Type Locality: 
Mt Vesuvius, Somma-Vesuvius Complex, Naples Province, Campania, Italy

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